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Fires Update Friday Aug 19 10 am

Fires Update Friday Aug 19 10 am

first_imgFollowing is a provincial wildfire update for Friday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. more information on the fires can be found at http://www.novascotia.ca/nsfire given that three of the four remaining fires have been declared out and one is under control and being patrolled, the province will no longer be issuing regular updates -30-center_img the fire at Seven Mile Lake, Annapolis Co., is under control and 100 per cent contained but still has hot spots being attended to the fire at Ten Mile Lake, Queens Co. is now out the fire at Perch Lake, Pictou Co. is out the fire at Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co. is out the section of Trunk 8 near Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., that was closed last week is now open restrictions on travel in woods have been lifted for all of Nova Scotia but people are asked to avoid any activity that could potentially cause more wildfires campfire and brush burning in the province is not permitted any day between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. The latest information on burning restrictions is posted daily at 2 p.m. at http://www.novascotia.ca/burnsafelast_img read more

Dog attacks owner in Quebec bites second man who tried to help

Dog attacks owner in Quebec bites second man who tried to help

first_imgPONTIAC, Que. – Two men were taken to hospital with serious injuries after being bitten by a dog in Pontiac, Que., about 40 kilometres northwest of Ottawa.Police said a 40-year-old man was attacked by his own dog outside his residence on Tuesday evening and that the animal then bit a 69-year-old man who had gone to his aid.Both men were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening but serious wounds to their arms.One of them later needed to be transferred to undergo surgery, according to Sgt. Martin Fournel of the MRC des Collines police.“After a while, the 40-year-old, who was the owner of the dog, had to be transferred to Montreal considering the severity of his injuries,” Fournel said.A third person, a neighbour, intervened to stop the attack and was able to lure the dog into another room by throwing pieces of meat, he added.Shortly after their arrival, police officers shot the dog with the owner’s permission.The dog’s carcass was taken to the local SPCA, where tests will be carried out to determine its breed.last_img read more

Ottawa says it will sell back Mirabel land expropriated for airport in

Ottawa says it will sell back Mirabel land expropriated for airport in

first_imgMIRABEL, Que. — The Canadian government says it is planning to sell back the last remaining unused land it expropriated in 1969 for construction of the Mirabel airport.Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said today Ottawa will offer the roughly 300 hectares of land for sale to its original owners or their descendants.About 38,800 hectares of farmland were expropriated by Ottawa in the 1960s to make way for the ill-fated airport project. The Mirabel airport never caught on with passengers, and its terminal was demolished in 2014. It now serves only cargo airlines.Ottawa had sold back 32,000 hectares in the 1980s, and in 2006 it began returning what remained outside the airport zone. But it excluded 300 hectares that were inaccessible by road.That obstacle was removed in 2016 when Ottawa and the city of Mirabel reached an agreement to open up the last bit of territory.The government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau wanted to turn the Mirabel airport into the main hub of airline travel for the Montreal region, but that vision never came to be. About 3,000 families were affected by the expropriations in the 1960s.Today’s announcement ends the long-running dispute over expropriated lands outside the airport zone. But the city of Mirabel continues to eye excess lands within the airport zone for industrial development purposes.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

20 CANADIAN ALBUMS THAT TURNED 20 THIS YEAR

20 CANADIAN ALBUMS THAT TURNED 20 THIS YEAR

first_img Login/Register With: Chapter I: A New Beginning, The MoffattsMay 18, 1998While the ’90s boy band phenomenon overwhelmingly focused on American acts like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, it was a trend that found success in other parts of the world like Korea (which would later birth the K-pop movement), the U.K. and Canada. Arguably, Canada’s most successful ’90s pop boy band was the Moffatts, a group made up of brothers Scott, Dave, Bob and Clint Moffatt. In the mid ‘90s, the Moffatts had established themselves as a country group, even moving to Nashville briefly and performing regularly on Ralph Emery’s talk show, Nashville Now. But the group made a significant shift in 1998 with its third album, Chapter I: A New Beginning. Trading in country tunes for pop-rock melodies, the Moffatts realigned their sound to match what was happening on the charts south of the border and became a huge hit.The album was certified platinum in Canada, was picked up and released in the U.S. the following year and garnered two Juno nominations. (The Moffatts hosted the Junos in 2000 and scored two more nominations in 2001.) The music certainly fit a specific boy band mould — heart-on-the-sleeve, fairly straightforward love songs — but the Moffatts were one of the few groups who opted for playing live instruments over flashy choreography. And on top of that, their ability to write a catchy hook was evident all over the album, with hits like “Misery,” “Girl of My Dreams,” and “Crazy.” Even with the emergence of B4-4, SoulDecision and 3Deep, a large portion of Canada’s late-‘90s boy band legacy belongs to the Moffatts, and it’s something pop lovers can absolutely take pride in.— Melody Lau Twitter Advertisement Breath from Another, EstheroApril 28, 1998Walkerton, Ontario native Esthero (real name Jenny-Bea Englishman) and her debut album are some of Canadian music’s best-kept secrets. While perhaps not a household name, you’ve likely heard Esthero’s work somewhere since this 1998 debut — whether through her 2005 album Wikked Lil’ Grrrls (which featured the likes of Sean Lennon, André 3000 and Cee-Lo Green), her work on the viral “Yes we Can” Obama campaign song, or as a writer/vocalist on Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak. But, for ’90s-loving Canadians Who Know, Esthero’s greatest work remains this tragically underrated trip-hop masterpiece, which was recorded entirely with her then production partner Doc McKinney, who’s gone on to become The Weeknd’s executive producer.While Portishead and Björk’s moody lounge grooves thrived globally in the mid-to-late ’90s, Esthero’s album of a similar sonic essence failed to win over the mainstream outside its vibe-laden first single “That Girl.” While the singer has since savoured the chart love her first album didn’t get, you can’t help but wonder what magic might have happened had she stayed in this hypnotically soulful lane, which has made a considerable comeback 20 years later. — JH Tamia, TamiaApril 14, 1998If you didn’t realize R&B gem Tamia was Canadian, it might be cause to re-evaluate your patriotism. The Windsor native soared to international stardom right off the bat, after being scouted by music manager Brenda Richie (Lionel Richie’s ex-wife) and signed to Quincy Jones’ label Qwest Records less than a year into her career. She appeared on such songs as the Grammy-nominated collaboration “Missing You” with Brandy, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight, which was one of three Jones-produced, Grammy-nominated collaborations she sang on in 1997.In 1998, she released this self-titled debut to mixed reviews, despite its renowned R&B classic “So Into You” (not to be confused with Fabolous’ equally delightful 2003 reincarnation), a “Careless Whisper” cover and “Imagination,” which features Jermaine Dupri and a Jackson 5 sample. While Tamia didn’t win the Juno in either category she was nominated in this year, she (and a few other formidable songstresses in this list) signified a brave new era of Canadian R&B.— Jess Huddleston LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Inner Urge, Dave Young Trio feat. Gary BurtonMay 4, 1998On the heels of his acclaimed three-volume Two by Two series for Justin Time Records, bassist Dave Young upped the personnel (but not by much!) for 1998’s Inner Urge, a superb outing for his trio with guitarist Reg Schwager and drummer Michel Lambert. Vibraphone legend Gary Burton joins them on three tracks: first, a propulsive reading of Joe Henderson’s title track, then Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” taken at a languid tempo, and finally Cedar Walton’s “Bolivia” on which Schwager lays down an especially accomplished solo. The remaining six tunes are a mix of Young originals and jazz classics, including Thad Jones’ “Three in One,” a great vehicle for a drummer of Lambert’s clarity. Other highlights include Young’s arco playing — warm, perfectly in tune — on “Psalm for E.M.,” the trio’s impressive cohesiveness on “Sir William,” and the breezy original, “Irie,” that closes the album in optimistic D major.— Robert Rowat Facebook When you think of 1998, you might remember the baggy fashion trends, your new favourite show Dawson’s Creek or the inception of a little-known search engine called Google.Here at CBC Music, 1998 brings to mind a number of classic, and not-so-classic (albeit memorable), Canadian albums that skipped in our Discmans — providing the soundtrack to the last few carefree years before Y2K.20 years later, revisit the retro Canadian sounds with us below — in chronological order — and let us know what we missed over on Twitter. How I Feel, Terri ClarkMay 19, 1998Clark’s third album, How I Feel cemented her country music star status in the U.S.A. thanks to the success of the record’s second single, “You’re Easy on the Eyes.” The track, a funny song that flips the script on the typical male gaze narrative, reached No. 1 on the country charts in both the U.S. and Canada. Clark puts her male subject on notice, and she’s the one objectifying and quantifying his cost/benefit analysis, as “easy on the eyes and hard on the heart.” The best zinger? “So why don’t you send me your photograph?/ It would hurt a lot less than taking you back/ then I could still have my favourite part of you.”Gender-flipping songs like this became something of a Clark trademark. It’s evident throughout How I Feel, and it’s something Clark reflected on in a recent interview with CBC Music. “Although a lot of my songs are female-empowering, I’m attracted to a lot of songs a guy would do or you could hear a guy doing, the tougher sort of edge that they have,” she said. Diving back into How I Feel with this framework puts a decidedly feminist lens on Clark’s subversive twist of the classic country sound.— Andrea Warnerlast_img read more

Ban welcomes signing of nonaggression pact between Sudan and South Sudan

Ban welcomes signing of nonaggression pact between Sudan and South Sudan

The Memorandum of Understanding on Non-Aggression and Cooperation signed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Friday calls for the respect for each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-interference in the internal affairs and rejects the use of force in relations between the two countries.Mr. Ban also encouraged both countries to reach agreement on all other outstanding issues, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.South Sudan became an independent State last July, six months after its people voted overwhelmingly to secede from Sudan.Tensions between the two countries over unresolved border disagreements have simmered since, with a dispute over tariffs charged by Sudan on South Sudan for the use of a pipeline and port to export oil recently further straining relations.On Friday, Mr. Ban voiced concern over the lack of progress in talks to resolve post-independence issues, as well as the possibility of an escalation in tensions after unilateral decisions taken by the two governments over the oil dispute. 13 February 2012Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the signing of a non-aggression and cooperation pact between the governments of Sudan and South Sudan and urged both countries to maintain the positive spirit that led to the agreement and abide by its provisions. read more

Finance Minister invites public to be stakeholders

Finance Minister invites public to be stakeholders

The Finance ministry also expects proposals for policy improvements in the area of Trade and Investment, SME sector and the deployment of the Labour Force from the relevant public and private sector organizations to be included in the next year’s budget proposals.If the proposals submitted are leading towards increasing the efficiency and productivity further discussions will be held with the proponents before arriving at a final decision. The Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake today called upon all concerned to send in their strategic proposals to be included in the new government’s budget proposal to be presented for the year 2016.As the new government has been elected to office on the promise of Building the Economy, Fighting corruption, Ensuring freedom, Developing infrastructure and investment and Developing education under its five point plan spelled out in its policy paper to create a new country in 60 months, the Minister requested the public and the private sector institutions and the general public to  be the stake holders  in the budget process by submitting their proposals to be included in the proposed budget for the year- 2016. Among the other areas the Finance ministry looks for public proposals are promotion of good governance through development of living standards of the people and the sectoral wise proposals for the development of health and education. (Colombo Gazette) Accordingly, the public sector institutions such as ministries, departments, public enterprises and semi government institutions and the trade chambers and professionals are invited to forward their proposals aimed at increasing productivity and economic development in varied fields aimed at providing dividends to the masses for creating good governance in the country. The Director General of the Trade and Investment policy Dept of the Finance ministry said that the proposals were also invited from the general public and the pressure groups with regard to multi faceted benefits derived from the social welfare schemes, management of public sector income and expenditure and the infrastructure development. read more

Worlds oftmarginalized widows must be part of sustainable development says Ban

Worlds oftmarginalized widows must be part of sustainable development says Ban

“Widows are often stigmatized by their families and communities. Many suffer discrimination based on age and gender. Some have lived lives marked by physical and sexual abuse,” noted Mr. Ban in his message for International Widows’ Day.Recalling that nearly half of the 259 million widows around the world live in poverty, the Secretary-General explained that they face economic challenges and have very limited economic opportunities.“Older widows often have few economic assets, after a lifetime of hard but unpaid work. Even in developed countries, the value of women’s pensions can be some 40 per cent lower than men’s,” said Mr. Ban stressing on the difficulties faced them. He also noted that younger widows face added challenges as heads of households with childcare responsibilities.The Secretary-General further said that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its pledge to leave no one behind has a particular resonance for widows, who are among the most marginalized and isolated.“On International Widows’ Day, let us pledge to make widows more visible in our societies, and to support them in living productive, equal and fulfilling lives,” Mr. Ban concluded.To give special recognition to the situation of widows of all ages and across regions and cultures, the UN General Assembly, in 2010, declared 23 June as International Widows’ Day. read more

No 1 Ohio State looks to stay perfect against No 14 Penn

No 1 Ohio State looks to stay perfect against No 14 Penn

During last weekend’s match at Saint Francis, the No. 1 Ohio State men’s volleyball team struggled to maintain a lead early in the first set. The Buckeyes settled in during the second and third sets, establishing scoring runs that propelled them to a victory in straight sets.“We kind of expected (a big crowd). (Saint Francis) usually bring out a pretty good crowd when we go out there,” said senior libero Gabriel Domecus. “They were definitely loud and getting in everyone’s ear, but I think we managed — after the first set — to kind of get used to it and use it to our advantage to play better.”OSU (6-0) now has a quick turnaround hosting No. 14 Penn State on Tuesday at St. John Arena at 7 p.m. It will be the teams’ 110th meeting since 1971.“The good thing is that we know Penn State pretty well.” OSU coach Pete Hanson said. “We’ve got enough veteran guys on our team that know enough about the veteran guys on Penn State to where that’s a pretty easy preparation.”The Nittany Lions come into the matchup after falling to 3-3 last Thursday in a heartbreaker to No. 10 Loyola-Chicago in five sets. Penn State is 71-38-1 against OSU all-time, but has only managed to win one of the last five meetings, including losses in both meetings last season.A win on Tuesday would move the Buckeyes’ winning streak to 30 games. The school record is 32 games set at the end of the 1969 and beginning of the 1970 seasons.“I actually didn’t even know that was the school record to be honest,” Domecus said. “We’re just trying to keep playing well. We keep getting better on a daily basis. I wouldn’t say we’re trying to go out there and specifically break any records.”The Buckeyes will have to watch out for Penn State’s top-hitter, senior outside hitter Chris Nugent. He leads his team with 92 kills on the season. OSU faces stiff competition at the net on offense as well with Penn State’s defense ranking 10th in digs per set. Redshirt sophomore libero leads Penn State with 70 digs.OSU will counter Penn State’s defense with its leading scorers in junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen and senior opposite Miles Johnson. Johnson leads the team in kills with 80. He gained in 1000th career kill in OSU’s game against Stanford on Jan. 14, becoming the 15th Buckeye to reach the mark.“I think when you have zero expectation of something like that and you earn it, it’s a pretty crazy feeling,” Johnson said. “I don’t even know how to describe the feeling. I was kind of in awe.”After Penn State, OSU has back-to-back matches on Friday and Saturday against Barton College and No. 4 Long Beach State at St. John Arena. read more

Cartographier les incidences des changements climatiques sur lhumain

Cartographier les incidences des changements climatiques sur lhumain

first_imgCartographier les incidences des changements climatiques sur l’humainUn doctorant de l’Université McGill à Montréal vient de réaliser une grande première : cartographier l’incidence des changements climatiques sur les populations humaines. La mappemonde révèle que les habitants des régions les moins responsables risquent de subir le plus ces modifications.Après les migrations des espèces végétales et animales, c’est maintenant les migrations humaines qui intéressent les chercheurs. Particulièrement Jason Samson, doctorant au département de sciences des ressources naturelles de l’Université McGill à Montréal. Avec ses collègues, il cherche à mettre en évidence les migrations des populations humaines dues au changement climatique. A l’heure actuelle, l’équipe travaille sur des données récoltées auprès de 97% de la population mondiale. Cette étude vise à fournir des prédictions jusqu’à 2050.À lire aussiL’impressionnante migration d’un immense groupe de rennes filmée en NorvègeLes résultats suggèrent qu’à un rythme de croissance démographique égal à celui prévu, les populations les plus susceptibles d’être vulnérables aux changements climatiques sont celles des régions chaudes de basse altitude. Aussi les habitants du centre de l’Amérique du Sud, de la péninsule arabique et de l’Afrique ne seront pas épargnés. En effet, ces populations déjà contraintes par les conditions arides de leurs régions, ne pourront pas cautionner la croissance de leur population cumulée à une légère hausse de température. Des injustices flagrantesCes résultats révèlent des injustices flagrantes au regard de l’impact environnemental de chaque pays. Cet impact, calculé selon la moyenne d’émission de dioxyde de carbone par personne montre que les pays les moins responsables du changement climatique seront les plus vulnérables dans le futur. Jason Samson précise : “Examinons la Somalie, par exemple. Le climat y étant extrêmement chaud, ce pays éprouve déjà de grandes difficultés à se nourrir, et cela deviendra encore plus difficile si la température augmente. Il est par ailleurs évident que la Somalie ne participe pas de manière importante à l’émission de gaz à effet de serre dans l’atmosphère”.Le chercheur espère, par la cartographie, apporter une preuve quantitative concrète de la disparité entre les causes et conséquences des changements climatiques à l’échelle de chaque pays. Il estime également que ces résultats pourraient éclairer les décideurs lors de négociations environnementales.Le 4 mars 2011 à 13:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Les Français invités à donner leur avis sur laffichage environnemental

Les Français invités à donner leur avis sur laffichage environnemental

first_imgLes Français invités à donner leur avis sur l’affichage environnementalDepuis début juillet, 150 entreprises indiquent sur leurs produits l’impact environnemental concernant leur fabrication. Destinés à encourager à des achats plus écologiques, après trois mois d’essai, un premier bilan doit être dressé.L’affichage environnemental mis en place le 1er juillet sur toutes sortes de produits (biscuits, chemises, shampooings…) et visant à encourager les achats “verts” doit maintenant être évalué. “On est les premiers à faire un test grandeur nature de cet affichage environnemental en Europe”, s’est félicité la ministre de l’Ecologie Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet devant un chariot d’échantillon de produits participant à l’expérimentation qui doit s’achever en juillet 2012. L’affichage en question, auquel 150 entreprises ont participé, informe en fait sur les impacts des produits sur le climat, l’eau, les ressources naturelles non renouvelables et la biodiversité.Après trois mois d’essai, le ministère a donc lancé hier un “testing national” du public sur son site www.consultations-publiques.developpement-durable.gouv.fr. “On veut voir ce qui a le plus de sens, ce qui est le mieux produit et ce qui frappe le plus”, a indiqué la ministre. Les entreprises seront également interrogées par voie de questionnaires. Un rapport complet d’évaluation devrait être remis début 2013 au Parlement et permettre d’évaluer cet affichage qui peut revêtir de multiples formes. En effet, le choix de l’affichage et des pictogrammes dépend de chaque participant. Ainsi, on retrouve aussi bien des feuilles vertes indiquant la consommation en CO2 nécessaire pour produire un article donné que des gouttes d’eau ou d’autres dessins. De même, en rayon, l’affichage est fonction de la marque et près de la moitié d’entre elles informent par l’intermédiaire d’internet.Orienter le choix des consommateurs À lire aussiLes étals seraient aujourd’hui vides si on ne consommait que du poisson françaisChez l’Oréal par exemple, le chargé du développement durable de la marque, Jean-Florent Campion, explique que “dans un deuxième temps on le mettra sur l’emballage car pour l’instant on n’y indique que le pourcentage de biodégradabilité parce que cela parle le plus au consommateur”. Il rappelle “qu’un shampoing c’est 60 grammes de C02 pour sa production alors qu’un Français moyen, lui en émet 20 kilogrammes par jour”.Certains fabricants ont opté pour des notes sur 10 concernant l’impact environnemental de leurs produits. D’autres donnent des informations générales à l’image du Syndicat national des boissons rafraichissante (SNBR) qui précise sur son site que les bouteilles plastique de 1,5 litre sont plus respectueuses de l’environnement (35 grammes CO2 pour 100 millilitre) que les cannettes (42 grammes).”Dans un premier temps on permet au consommateur de mieux choisir ce qui est plus protecteur de l’environnement et dans un deuxième temps on pense que le producteur va s’adapter et là il va y avoir une compétition positive entre les producteurs”, a souligné la ministre. Actuellement l’expérimentation ne concerne que les produits français mais “la Commission européenne est très intéressée”, selon elle. Etre pionnier en Europe devrait permettre aux producteurs français “d’orienter les critères de choix lors de la mise en place d’un dispositif européen”, a-t-elle ajouté en notant que c’est mieux “que de se faire imposer ensuite une réglementation européenne”.Le 6 octobre 2011 à 15:23 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Hadopi met fin à ses labs pour raisons budgétaires

Hadopi met fin à ses labs pour raisons budgétaires

first_imgHadopi met fin à ses “labs” pour raisons budgétairesSuite à la diminution de son budget, Hadopi a annoncé l’arrêt de ses labs. Créés il y a deux ans dans le but d’alimenter la réflexion sur les nouveaux usages d’internet, ils n’avaient trouvé qu’un écho limité parmi les acteurs du web. Sept personnes y étaient employées.Hadopi prend encore un peu plus de plomb dans l’aile. La Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet a en effet voté le 19 décembre l’arrêt de ses labs, pour laboratoires, chargés de mener des réflexions sur l’offre légale et internet en général. Instaurés il y a deux ans, ils faisaient partie du volet non répressif d’Hadopi et employaient en 2012 cinq “experts-pilotes” et deux salariés au rôle plus administratif.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Comme le souligne PC-Impact, les labs souffraient dès l’origine d’être “des entités sans aucune existence juridique, avec pour seule légitimité celle que veut bien leur accorder la seule Hadopi”. Cette dernière avait fait l’effort louable d’engager des opposants à la riposte graduée, à hauteur de 2000 euros par mois, afin de nourrir la réflexion. Malgré cela, de nombreuses associations n’ont pas souhaité participer à ces labs.La Haute autorité avait été instaurée pendant le quinquennat de Nicolas Sarkozy et reste fortement critiquée par la nouvelle majorité et par Aurélie Filippetti, ministre de la culture et de la communication, son unique source de financement. Hadopi est en particulier accusée d’être couteuse et inefficace, elle a du coup subit de plein fouet les coupes budgétaires qui ont frappé certains domaines liés à la culture et se voit contrainte de supprimer certaines de ses activités. En 2011, les labs lui avaient coûté 500 000 euros.Le 22 décembre 2012 à 11:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Maskanoo to take over Grace Bay strip Boxing Day Saturday

Maskanoo to take over Grace Bay strip Boxing Day Saturday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Dec 2015 – Maskanoo will now be more directly managed by the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association and is this year, 2015 enjoying even more support from the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board. David Bowen is the originator of the Maskanoo Parade which is five years old, he explained the branding is now completely under the Hotel & Tourism Association.Additionally, from the very small companies to the larger corporate players can be sponsors of the festival which Bowen said is not in it for the money; it is about exhibiting cultural heritage and adding native activity to the Christmas holiday calendar. Maskanoo, which is a FREE event gets started from as early as 3pm on Saturday, running until midnight and will feature street parades, music concert, dance performances, arts and craft and food along the Grace Bay strip between SaltMills, FirstCaribbean Bank and Regent Village. Local Atty says Govt going against public consultation; says NO to taller resort plan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:boxing day, grace bay, maskanoo, turks and caicos hotel andtourism association RitzCarlton sets up signs for 12-storey on Grace Bay Recommended for you Public Holiday today; School in on Mondaylast_img read more

Petroleum Industry Consultation ongoing

Petroleum Industry Consultation ongoing

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 13, 2017 – Providenciales – Consultation has started with petroleum companies to upgrade the laws governing the sector and modernize regulations to ensure storage of their product is happening in a way that does not threaten people or the environment.Two meetings were last week held in Provo and Grand Turk in what is a Quantitative Risk Assessment led by the Electricity and Utilities Commission and among the issues put to the Petrol providers was licensing, construction and technical standards of storage facilities and emergency scenarios in order to develop proper response to any accidents.#MagneticMediaNews #TCIPetrolproviders #PetroleumConsultationTCI Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PetroleumConsultationTCI, #QuantativeRistAssessmentmeeting, #TCIPetrolproviders Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Crimestoppers tip leads to Coconut Creek drug bust

Crimestoppers tip leads to Coconut Creek drug bust

first_imgOfficials confiscated several pounds of marijuana during a drug bust in Coconut Creek.Police raided a home near Sample Road and Northwest 42nd Avenue and seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana, Tuesday.They also found more than $60,000 in cash.Officials arrested 40-year-old Michael Marks on a list of drug charges.According to police, they received a tip about Marks and acted on it.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Bethels Warm Temperatures Break Records

Bethels Warm Temperatures Break Records

first_imgBethel Bethel Boat Harbor November 13th, 2014. – (Photo by Dean Swope)Bethel broke the record for highest-average temperature in 2014. It’s included in a broad swath of Western and Southwestern Alaska which have had above normal temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.Rich Thoman, a climatologist with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks states, “In that area there’s about seven or eight places that have weather inclement observations that go back 70 years or more and at those places it was the warmest in that entire period of record – 70 to 90 or 100 years even. 2014 was warmer than any other calendar year,” said Thoman.Those that broke records for the year include Cold Bay, King Salmon, Homer, McGrath, Nome, Kotzebue and Bethel.The higher temperatures have made travel around the Kuskokwim Delta difficult, where frozen rivers become winter highways. The river took longer than normal to freeze up, and when it did there were dangerous open holes that can swallow snow machines, four-wheelers and people. Village travel has been limited all season as a result.Thomen says says the record warm 2014 is continuing a trend of very warm years seen over the last decade or so. Five years since 2000 have been amongst the warmest ever in Bethel.“The lowest temperature in Bethel was 16 below and this is the first year that Bethel did not make it down to minus 20,” said Thoman.It also took a long time to get down below zero, says Thoman.“This winter, the winter of 2014-2015, Bethel did not have its first sub zero temperature until the 21st of December. Bethel has never gone that late into the season until the temperature go below zero,” said Thoman.Thoman says the average temperature for Bethel for the entire year of 2014 was 34.9 degrees.“Now to put that in context, the average temperature for a year in Bethel is about 29 degrees. That doesn’t sound like it’s a big departure but over 365 days, that’s very large. Bethel’s never had a warmer year,” said Thoman.Weather observations in Bethel started in 1923, according to the National Weather Service.“Now to put that in context, the average temperature for a year in Bethel is about 29 degrees. That doesn’t sound like it’s a big departure but over 365 days, that’s very large. Bethel’s never had a warmer year,” said Thoman.Weather observations in Bethel started in 1923, according to the National Weather Service.last_img read more

Ruling party cadres intimidate voters in Rangpur polls BNP

Ruling party cadres intimidate voters in Rangpur polls BNP

first_imgRuhul Kabir RizviAccusing the ruling party men of driving out their mayoral candidate’s polling agents from different centres, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday voiced strong doubt about neutral election in Rangpur City Corporation, reports UNB.Speaking at a press briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan central office, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also alleged that its mayoral candidate Kausar Zaman Babla is being obstructed from visiting polling stations as the Election Commission is playing an ‘inactive’ role.”The ruling party cadres forced out the polling agents of the sheaf of paddy from a number of centers soon after the start of voting. The voters are intimidated so that they don’t go to polling stations. We’ve received the information from our candidate and local leaders,” he said.Under the circumstances, the BNP leader said, “We’re in serious doubt whether the Rangpur City Corporation polls will be held in an impartial manner.”He said the ruling party men spread fear among the supporters of the BNP candidate by visiting their houses before the start of voting.Besides, Rizvi said, a local BNP leader, Shohidul, was arrested in the early hours on Thursday.He alleged that the Election Commission is playing a mysterious role in the polls. “They don’t take any action even after lodging of complaint with them. In fact, the EC is working relentlessly to appease the Awami League-led grand alliance.”The voting at 193 polling stations of the Rangpur City Corporation began at 8am and will continue until 4pm without any break.Outgoing mayor Sarfuddin Ahmed is contesting the election to retain his mayoral position with Awami League ticket while Kausar Zaman Babla and Mostafizur Rahman Mostaf with BNP and Jatiya Party tickets respectively.Rizvi opposed the use of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at some polling stations in the polls. “The commission has done it only to make the ruling party happy.”He also alleged that the prime minister’s special envoy and state minister for LGRD Moshiur Rahman Ranga have been influencing the election staying in the Rangpur city for the last few days.last_img read more

Missing BNP leader put on 3day remand

Missing BNP leader put on 3day remand

first_img.A Dhaka court on Sunday granted a three-day remand for a central leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) who was missing for four months.Earlier, police arrested the BNP leader Syed Sadat Ahmed on Saturday night in an arson case filed with Ramna police station.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Pranab Kumar Whui passed the order after investigation officer of the case sub-inspector Md Saiful Islam of detective branch of police sought a 10-day remand of Sadat, also the managing director of ABN Group.After four months of his disappearance, DB police arrested the BNP leader from Rampura area of Dhaka on Saturday night.Sadat was arrested for instigating an arson attack on a private car that claimed life of a person in Moghbazar area in the capital during a non-stop blockade in 2015 sponsored by the BNP-led alliance.last_img read more

Man Delivering Amazon Package Steals Puppy Gets Caught By App

Man Delivering Amazon Package Steals Puppy Gets Caught By App

first_imgStay on target Amazon’s ‘Marvelous’ Gas Station Discount Causes Chaos in CaliforniaAmazon to Donate Unsold Products Instead of Trashing Them A U.K. delivery driver is in hot water: After lying to officials about a missing pet, an app caught him dropping off an Amazon parcel and stealing a puppy from a customer’s property.On Tuesday, Levi Pislea, a 22-year-old man who was employed by an independent delivery service, was convicted of stealing, Wilma, a tiny schnauzer, when he delivered an Amazon package to someone’s home last year, CNN reported. Pislea, who made a court appearance today, was found guilty of fabricating the truth and failing to return the dog to its owner.Former ‘Amazon delivery driver’ found guilty of stealing customer’s dog – CPS Thames & ChilternLevi Pislea given 12 month community order and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work, plus £705 costs following trial at High Wycombe Magistrates’ CourtMORE: https://t.co/iV28BDcOSr— CPS (@cpsuk) February 20, 2019AdChoices广告On April 27, Richard Guttfield, Wilma’s owner, discovered that his fur baby was missing from his home in Marsworth, England, according to Court News UK. Once he figured out that Wilma disappeared when his Amazon package arrived, he immediately contacted Amazon about the incident.When Pislea was questioned by his manager about the missing puppy, he denied seeing Wilma on his delivery route. However, an app unveiled that he was not telling the truth: It tracked his steps on April 27, and showed that he went around Guttfield’s home and into the garden area.Pislea’s manager then went to Pislea’s home, where he found the dog and reported Pislea to the police. Four days after the incident, Wilma was finally reunited with Guttfield.Pislea though, didn’t walk out of his trial without charges: The High Wycombe Magistrates Court sentenced him to a 12-month community order, 150 hours of unpaid work, and he has to pay $914 in damages.“Pislea lied when he said he hadn’t been near the garden where the dog was — a lie that was proven by the tracker data of his steps,” Andrew Morgan, district crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said in a CPS press release. “He denied any knowledge of the dog when he was directly asked about it, and made no effort to reunite it with its owner over the four days that it was in his possession, all of which indicated his intention to keep it.”More on Geek.com:Amazon Pledges to Make Half Its Shipments Carbon Neutral by 2030‘Costume Quest’ Animated Series Will Hit Amazon Prime Video on March 8Amazon Teases ‘Middle-earth Map’ for Its New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Serieslast_img read more

Glee actor Mark Salling found dead weeks before sentencing

Glee actor Mark Salling found dead weeks before sentencing

first_imgClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Glee actor Mark Salling has died at the age of 35. The actor has reportedly died by hanging. The coroner’s office said his death was suicide.Los Angeles police responded to a death investigation around 8:50 a.m. Tuesday. Upon discovering the body, police said “there was no foul play”. The Los Angeles coroner’s office was called. Mr. Salling was produced dead at 9:00 a.m.The 35-year-old former Glee star was weeks away from being sentenced after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor. Salling, who played Noah Puckerman on the hit television show from 2009 until 2015, struck a plea deal in December.Salling was due to be sentenced in March, where he was expected to receive a prison sentence of between four and seven years.In a statement, his attorney Michael Proctor confirmed Salling’s death saying, “I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning. Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment.”Salling is survived by his mother, father and brother.last_img read more